UNLV To Hire Oregon Offensive Coordinator Marcus Arroyo
Rebels landing a Pac-12 coach.
An Oregon Duck is coming to Vegas.
UNLV’s coaching search is coming to an end as Oregon Duck offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo will be the next UNLV head coach.
Arroyo also is the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Ducks. Being the quarterback’s coach has to be alluring for UNLV as he is going to have a first-round, if not a top-10, quarterback selected in the upcoming NFL Draft in Justin Herbert.
In his senior year, Herbert has thrown for 3,333 yards, 32 touchdowns, only five interceptions, and is completing 66.7 percent of his passes. The Rebels could use that kind of output under center since this year saw UNLV play multiple quarterbacks with neither having overwhelming success.
Arroyo just had a great showing in the Pac-12 title game against Utah’s defense which was the best in the nation in rushing and his offense had 239 yards, averaged 5.83 per carry and three scores. All of those were season highs allowed by Utah.
With the Ducks in the Rose Bowl there will be a decent amount of mentions regarding Arroyo as the new Rebel head coach. It will be some great publicity for UNLV.
Arroyo also has ties to the conference as he played quarterback at San Jose State and ultimately became its offensive coordinator and he held that same position with Wyoming for two years. He also has a year of NFL experience as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback coach in 2014.
The names associated with this search have been sizeable with the majority being of the reported names coming from Power 5 conferences.